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Newmont recognized by Carbon Disclosure Project for third consecutive year

Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) announced Monday it was recognized for transparent climate change disclosure practices by the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Leadership Index for the third consecutive year.

Peterstow Aquapower launches new oil-free water hydraulic breaker

New water hydraulic technology from Peterstow Aquapower will eliminate dangerous emissions and damaging oil leaks from breakers used in quarrying and civil engineering applications. The technology has also found use in hard rock drilling in […]

Caterpillar receives EPA TIER 4 Interim and EU Stage IIIB engine certification for non-road

Caterpillar’s new C9.3 ACERTTM engine features integrated design and provides improved fuel efficiency and productivity for next generation machines. It has received the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier 4 emissions certification and European Union (EU) emissions type approval. The C9.3 ACERT is the first Caterpillar non-road engine to receive emissions certification in the 130-560 kW [...]

MEGTEC to Build World’s Largest Coal Mine Ventilation Methane Emissions Abatement System in China

MEGTEC Systems today announced that its China subsidiary has been contracted to build the largest plant in the world to capture and eliminate ventilation air methane (VAM) from the Datong coal mine in China’s Chongqing […]

CONSOL Energy and Verdeo Group to Develop First Large Coal Mine Ventilation Air Methane Abatement Project in West Virginia

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) has joined with Verdeo Group, Inc., to develop the first project to destroy ventilation air methane ("VAM") emissions at an active West Virginia coal mine. Read more at http://quarryworld.co.uk/article.php?id=7303

Galaxy Resources to use solar and wind energy at Australian lithium mine

Galaxy Resources has placed an order with Swan Energy to install 15 large solar panels and two wind turbines generating a total 214 MWh/y of clean green energy at its lithium operation in Ravensthorpe. The company will be the first mine site in Australia to install the state-of-the-art solar generation tracking technology which will supplement [...]

Aussie technology to reduce brake dust emissions

PERTH-headquartered brake system developer and manufacturer, Advanced Braking Technology has released details of a UK Government environmental study identifying technologies that represented the "most promising abatement measures for the most polluting sectors"…….More at Mine Vehicles

Clean coal technology has passed Australia by: McFarlane

CLEAN coal technology has by passed Australia and would probably never work, Opposition emissions trading spokesperson Ian Macfarlane has said…..more at Coal Mining

New US labour-backed study supports economic, energy benefits of coal

A new study backed by major labour unions concluded that clean coal technologies can help usher in a US economic boon, boost the nation’s energy security and successfully manage carbon dioxide emissions. The study, Employment and Other Economic Benefits from Advanced Coal Electric Generation with Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies, found that building up to [...]

Minerals Council of Australia proposes changes to Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) is calling on the Australian Senate to set the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) legislation aside so that “fundamental flaws in its design can be addressed - aligning the CPRS with a US scheme, principally, and the outcome of December’s Copenhagen climate change talks on a global emissions protocol.”

Work begins on trailblazing coal-fired power station in the US

Fluor has been selected to begin limited engineering for Tenaska’s Trailblazer Energy Center, a supercritical coal-fired plant development equipped with carbon capture technology in Sweetwater, Texas. The proposed facility is expected to be the first conventional commercial coal-fuelled power plant in the US to produce electricity while being designed to capture 85% to 90% of the [...]

Lightweight Concrete Being Used for Green Roofs

Celcon aircrete, already known for helping to cut carbon emissions because of its excellent thermal insulation properties, is now being put to another ‘green’ use. Waste aircrete which cannot be put back into H+H UK’s […]

NMA speaks out on coal mine safety and climate change

Underground coal mine operators are moving aggressively to comply with the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006 at the same time as they voluntarily push to formalise new risk management practices […]

Embedding sustainability for enduring project value

Susanne Cooper and Nick Fleming* of SKM note that “sustainability is not just a political buzz word used to satisfy the concerns of stakeholders or environmentalists; it is critical to the success and longevity of […]

Massive support for Ohio CTL project

Baard Energy, a leading alternative energy development company headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, says that 16 major American trade unions in eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia have called on their state and federal legislators […]

UC Rusal ‘greens’ aluminium production

UC RUSAL reports it has successfully launched test production of the key component of a unique environmentally sound aluminium production technology – colloidal anode paste. The total investment in this project will amount to $25 […]

Rail-Veyor to be demonstrated in Sudbury

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN What if a mine could transport ore underground quickly and inexpensively and, at the same time, reduce diesel emissions? Starting in September 2008, Sudbury-based Rail-Veyor Technologies Inc. will demonstrate a novel conveyance […]

Rail-Veyor to be demonstrated in Sudbury

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN What if a mine could transport ore underground quickly and inexpensively and, at the same time, reduce diesel emissions? Starting in September 2008, Sudbury-based Rail-Veyor Technologies Inc. will demonstrate a novel conveyance […]

NEW POLL – Should mines report GHG emissions?

The Climate Registry is the subject of this week's editorial. This NGO is asking industries to voluntarily report t... [Full Story]

Mintek, Braemore Achieve Important Milestones in Conroast Technology Development

Mintek and Braemore Resources plc are planning to double the throughput of the ConRoast smelter at Mintek, following seven months of successful continuous operation. Since October 2007, the DC arc furnace at Mintek has treated […]

Environmental concerns and increasing electricity demand are boosting the nuclear energy market

Supplying over 31% of electricity demand, nuclear energy plays a key role in the EU’s generation structure, and emerges as a comprehensive and cost-effective generating option. In fact, it has the potential to reduce carbon […]

Engineers see future in new clean coal technology

Australian coal plant engineering company Sedgman has made a strategic investment in clean coal technology company Exergen, which has developed a novel process for removing moisture and contaminants from brown coal. Sedgman’s Managing Director Peter Hay said the technology had been successfully trialled at a pilot facility at Beaconsfield in northeast Tasmania. “This technology has some [...]

Rail-Veyor to be demonstrated in Sudbury

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN What if a mine could transport ore underground quickly and inexpensively and, at the same time, reduce diesel emissions? Starting in September 2008, Sudbury-based Rail-Veyor Technologies Inc. will demonstrate a novel conveyance […]

Sasol coal takes to the air

Sasol, the world’s leading producer of synthetic fuels from coal and natural gas, says it has become the first company worldwide to receive international approval for its 100% synthetic jet fuel produced by its proprietary Coal to Liquids (CTL) process. Sanctioned by global aviation fuel specification authorities Sasol CTL will be the first fully synthetic fuel [...]

US coal community calls on congress to advance CCS technology deployment

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Kraig R. Naasz and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts have called on Congress to support a technology solution to climate change.  Their joint letter to key Members of Congress underscores the high priority the entire coal community assigns to the development and deployment of [...]